Lady Antebellum

  1. Lady Antebellum's 'Own the Night' Now Aiming for 300,000-Plus Debut

    September 15, 2011 4:52 PM EDT After two full days on sale, Lady Antebellum's third album, "Own the Night," is shaping up to have a bigger debut than expected. Initial first week projections for the set, reported yesterday (Sept. 14), estimated the Capitol Nashvi ...

  2. Lady Antebellum Headed for Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 14, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Country trio Lady Antebellum will likely snare its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week as its new "Own the Night" is poised to sell between 260,000-290,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Sept. 18. The album foll ...

  3. Backbeat: Lady Antebellum Celebrates 'Own the Night' LP Release with Fan Club Show in NYC

    September 14, 2011 5:37 PM EDT Grammy-winning trio Lady Antebellum celebrated Tuesday's release of their third studio album, "Own the Night," with an intimate performance that night for fan club members, EMI execs and industry VIPs at New York's Irving Plaza ...

  4. Rising Country Stars Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton Shake-Up CMA Nominations

    September 06, 2011 5:00 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After a decade toiling away at the microphone without much recognition, Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton are breaking through in a big way. Two of country's leading men nabbed their first Country Music Association Award ...

  5. National Folk Festival Coming to Nashville

    August 03, 2011 7:40 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville has no theme park, no beach and no casinos. But it has music. Lots of it. The National Folk Festival, which is coming to Nashville Labor Day weekend, caps off several months of major events held here that validate ...

  6. Despite Taylor, Shania, Reba, Carrie, Country Radio Is Where the Girls Aren't

    July 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT To paraphrase George Strait's No. 5-peaking Hot Country Songs hit from 1992, when it comes to the current state of country radio, female artists are about as gone as a girl can get. For a second consecutive week, no songs by women billed as l ...

  7. Alabama, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Dozens More Light Up CMA Music Fest's Opening Night

    June 10, 2011 10:45 AM EDT "Old Alabama" helped the CMA Music Festival turn 40 as country's most-successful group of all time, Alabama, showed the strength of its influence during a June 9 stadium concert at Nashville's LP Field on the festival's op ...

  8. Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum Win Big, Shania Twain Slips at 2011 CMT Music Awards

    June 09, 2011 7:25 AM EDT Ludacris. Jason Aldean. A full arena on its feet waving its hands in the air. The close of the CMT Music Awards Wednesday night was one of the most telling moments in the two-and-a-half-hour show as a veteran rapper joined one of country's bo ...

  9. Donna Hughes Named Capitol-EMI Nashville's Nat'l Director of Radio Syndication

    June 02, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Donna Hughes will join Capitol/EMI Records Nashville as National Director of Radio Syndication starting June 15. In her new position, Hughes' responsibilities will include national syndication, major contests and special events and coordinati ...

  10. Justin Bieber, Eminem Top 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber and veteran rap star Eminem dominated the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, each taking home a total of six awards. For second place there was a six-way tie between Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Taylor Swift, Mumford & ...

  11. Beyonce To Be Honored by Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Bono at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2011 6:12 PM EDT B eyonce will receive an all-star tribute when she is honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air Sunday night (May 22) on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Among t ...

  12. Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige Lead Collaborative Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 2:14 PM EDT L il Wayne will team up with Mary J. Blige , Pitbull will rock the stage with Ne-Yo and Nayer, and Far*East Movement will be joined by both Snoop Dogg and Ryan Tedder for special collaborative performances at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which ...

  13. Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo, JR Rotem Win Songwriters of the Year Award at BMI's Pop Music Awards

    May 18, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo and JR Rotem were saluted as BMI's pop songwriters of the year at the organization's 59th annual Pop Music Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Earning pop song of the year honors was the Lady Antebellum hit &quo ...

  14. EMI, Rico Love, 'Need You Now' Win Big at 2011 SESAC Awards -- Check Out Photos

    May 12, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Winning Smiles: President COO of SESAC Pat Collins, Award Winners Bryan-Michael Cox, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Rico Love and Swizz Beatz at the 2011 SESAC Awards (Photo: Johnny Nunez) NEW YORK - EMI Foray Music and songwriters Rico Love an ...

  15. Lady Antebellum Plants 'Kiss' on Hot Country Songs Chart

    May 09, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Lady Antebellum logs its highest debut among its 15 career entries on Billboard's Hot Country Songs radio airplay chart, as "Just a Kiss" soars in at No. 28. The song opens with a first-week audience of 6 million on 85 stations, acc ...

  16. Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum to Headline Tornado-Relief Concert

    May 06, 2011 8:08 AM EDT Country music stars Hank Williams Jr., Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and the band Lady Antebellum are to hold a concert to raise funds for victims of storms and tornadoes that struck Alabama and nearby states, organizers said on Thursday. Country Music ...

  17. Jason Aldean Leads CMT Music Awards Nominations

    April 27, 2011 12:08 PM EDT The party just keeps rolling for country music star Jason Aldean . Long left out of major award consideration, Aldean's recent tear continued Wednesday morning when he received a leading four 2011 CMT Music Awards nominations. The singer' ...

  18. Chart Moves: Rihanna & Britney Spears, Brad Paisley, 'Tron,' ACM Awards

    April 14, 2011 9:14 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, tallies a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, tacking on the chart's Greatest Gainer/Airplay award as it has in its prior two frames at the summit. The fo ...

  19. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  20. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert Top Academy of Country Music Awards

    April 04, 2011 7:05 AM EDT The young women of country ruled The Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night with Taylor Swift winning the prestigious entertainer of the year award and the night's top nominee, Miranda Lambert, taking home a leading four trophies. Sw ...

  21. Toby Keith To Jason Aldean: New Faces Mingle with Familiar names at ACM Awards

    April 01, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Toby Keith is all about democracy when it comes to The Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year award. Keith won that trophy in 2003 and 2004 thanks to a vote of his peers and members of the industry. But if he wins the coveted trop ...

  22. Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, Esperanza Spalding Were Least Likely Grammy Winners, Based On Chart History

    February 15, 2011 1:43 PM EST There's been a lot of talk about the surprises at Sunday's Grammy Awards , from Lady Gaga's egg-cellent adventure to the big wins for the Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding . While the charts obviously can't have foretold much ...

  23. Grammys Confirm Rise of Indies, Despite 11% of All Music Sales

    February 15, 2011 8:01 AM EST Independent labels are reveling in their success after grabbing the spotlight and many of the biggest awards at the Grammys. It marked one of the biggest nights in years for indies, setting the stage for a surge in their online music sales. Meanwh ...

  24. Lady Antebellum's Five Grammy Wins Makes For Exuberant EMI After Party

    February 14, 2011 9:38 AM EST Just as the clock struck midnight as Sunday night gave way to Monday, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley was aggressively high-five-ing Mike Dugan, the president and CEO of Capitol Records Nashville, at the EMI post-Grammy party in Hollywood. K ...

  25. Justin Bieber Jumps On Usher, Esperanza Spalding Talks Best New Artist Win: Backstage At The Grammys

    February 14, 2011 12:37 AM EST The Grammy press room is like the backstage of Madison Square Garden: usually a drab place that will abruptly be lit up by global-level star wattage. Here are some observations from Grammy night, 2011: -- Arcade Fire were in quite the celebratory ...

  26. Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Top ACM Award Nominations

    February 01, 2011 11:24 AM EST Zac Brown leads the nominees for the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, announced Tuesday morning, with a total of nine nominations. (Five with his Zac Brown band, and four for being the producer and co-writer of their hit "As She&# ...

  27. Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Selena Gomez, Kid Rock Announced for Houston Livestock & Rodeo

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo announced a typically high-powered lineup of headliners for the event's March 1-20 run at Reliant Park. While the talent remains primarily country, the event still offers a diverse slate of artists, incl ...

  28. From Apple to EMI: Former iTunes Exec Joins Capitol & Virgin Label Group

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Seems like Apple and the major labels won't stop trading execs anytime soon. This time it's iTunes director of global music initiatives Alex Luke jumping ship to EMI, where he will serve as executive VP of A&R at Capitol & Virgin ...

  29. The Early Look: Black Friday Music Sales Recap

    November 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music business was hopeful for robust shopping on Black Friday, and why not? Overall consumer interest was up from last year, indie retail rolled out special exclusives from artists like U2, Metallica, and the Gaslight Anthem, and a full roste ...

  30. CMA Awards 2010: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Not all of the excitement at the 2010 CMA Awards happened on the stage. Here's 10 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV: 1. Neither Miranda Lambert nor Blake Shelton had ever won a CMA award prior to 2010, but all that changed befo ...

  31. Brad Paisley Wins Entertainer of the Year at Country Music Awards

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Association Awards were Miranda Lambert's and Blake Shelton's party, but Brad Paisley crashed the festivities. Lambert won three awards, including album of the year, on her 27th birthday and her fiance Shelton grabbed t ...

  32. Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum Win Early at CMAs

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Miranda Lambert and good friends Lady Antebellum were off to a fast start at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night, winning early awards for their hits "The House That Built Me" and "Need You Now." Miranda ...

  33. BACKBEAT: Lady Antebellum And Amos Lee Perform For Musicians On Call Benefit Concert

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Antebellum and singer/songwriter Amos Lee performed as part of the sixth annual benefit concert for Musicians On Call at New York’s City Winery on Oct. 13. Musicians on Call brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of hundreds of thousa ...

  34. CMA Donates $2.9 Million For Flood Relief, Music

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Country Music Association is donating more than $2.9 million to Nashville-area flood relief and music education programs. The record donation comes from the net proceeds of this year's CMA Music Festival held June 10-13 in Nashville. The ...

  35. BACKBEAT: Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum And More All Win Big At ASCAP Country Music Awards

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP hosted its 48th Annual Country Music Awards Sept. 14 at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville. Big winners of the evening included Alan Jackson ; Dierks Bentley , Songwriter/Artist of the Year; Josh Kear , Country Song of the Yea ...

  36. Miranda Lambert Makes History With 9 CMA Award Nominations

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miranda Lambert made history Wednesday morning when she was nominated for nine CMA Awards, the most ever for a female country music artist. She'll be celebrating with close friends Lady Antebellum and fiance Blake Shelton. Lady A earned the s ...

  37. Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum Lead CMA Award Nominations

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miranda Lambert leads the first round of CMA Awards nominations with five, followed closely by Lady Antebellum with four and Zac Brown with three. Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins as well as newcomer Easton Corbin have two each. Lambert is competing ...

  38. Business Matters: EMI Pension Fund, Fake Reviews, Bananarama

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI'S PENSION PROBLEMS -- It would be ironic if EMI 's biggest problems came not from its debt but from a liability unrelated to the credit bubble or the recorded music downturn: its pension fund. As ( Billboard.biz has reported ), the U ...

  39. Business Matters: Post-Katrina New Orleans, Cloud Hackers, 9:30 Club and more

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- A summary of New Orleans' music scene five years after Hurricane Katrina: 20% fewer musicians, 50% fewer gigs, 43% lower earnings, and a higher cost of living. The third annual st ...

  40. Country's Biggest Stars Out For CMA Music Festival

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Country music’s biggest stars are mostly working for free this week as the CMA Music Festival ...

  41. Carrie Underwood Takes Top Prize At CMT Awards

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CMT Awards host Kid Rock will be a keynote at the upcoming Billboard and Adweek Music & Advertising event, which runs June 15-16 in New York. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . The fans love Carrie Underwood and they proved it ag ...

  42. Kid Rock Ready to Party as CMT Awards Host

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock will be a keynote at the upcoming Billboard and Adweek Music & Advertising event, which runs June 15-16 in New York. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . Kid Rock won't be too far out of his comfort zone as host of th ...

  43. Stars Help Raise Over $1.5 Million For Tenn. Flood Relief

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country music singers Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum joined other entertainment stars Sunday (May 16) in performing and answering phones to help raise more than $1.5 million for flood relief for Tennessee. "If there is a silver ...

  44. Lady Antebellum Wins Five ACM Awards, Underwood Repeats Entertainer of the Year Win

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Top-selling trio Lady Antebellum were the dominant winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, grabbing five trophies, including song and single record of the year for crossover hit Need You Now, while also snapping Rascal Flatts ...

  45. Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift In ACM Spotlight

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With all due respect to the leading men of country, this year's Academy of Country Music Awards looks like it's going to the gals. Carrie Underwood can make history as the first woman to win two entertainer of the year awards when the st ...

  46. Lady Antebellum Leads ACM Awards Nods

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST An astounding run keeps getting better for Lady Antebellum. Already buoyed by the crossover success of its latest album, the country trio learned it's up for seven Academy of Country Music Awards when nominations were announced Tuesday. Miran ...

  47. Analysis: The Impact of EMI's Too-High Acquisition Price

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The main takeaway from Thursday's news of EMI's huge loss in its last fiscal year? Don't overpay for an established company in an industry challenged by technological change. As widely reported , EMI had an accounting loss of about ...

  48. Guy Hands Orders New EMI Strategic Plan, Huge Loss Expected

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Guy Hands has asked EMI Music chief executive Elio Leoni-Sceti to draw up a new plan for the recorded music company, in order to persuade Terra Firma investors to inject a reported £100 million ($158.5 million) of additional investment. The Financ ...

  49. Lady Antebellum Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's second album, "Need You Now," crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 481,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the biggest debut sales week for any album since Susan Boyle& ...

  50. Lady Antebellum Leads Banner Week For EMI

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's second album, "Need You Now," crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 481,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan—the biggest sales week of 2010 and the best opening for a country set since 2008 . . . It' ...

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